Working with local thrift stores and businesses, the company recovers millions of pounds of textiles for reuse in developing countries and as industrial rags.
Frankfort, Ky., plant is expected to support 360 green jobs by 2011
EPA estimates that most post-consumer textile waste is recyclable.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken a new tact with auto battery recyclers and brokers, hoping to ensure the proper management of spent lead acid batteries.
- By Chris Bryant
- Aug 16, 2010
The agreement has set a 1-million home goal for increasing curbside recycling levels.
Boy Scouts are gathered in Fort A.P. Hill, Va., for their annual Jamboree, where Allied Waste has placed 450 trash and recycling bins to manage the cleanup.
The Chemical Safety Board completed its report on the 2009 explosion at Veolia ES Technical Solutions' plant in Ohio and recommended the Center for Chemical Process Safety revise control room siting guidelines.
Hydro Engineering's portable, modular wash rack collects wastewater and oil.
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New uses answer consumer demand and prevents buildup of plastic waste in landfills, the company says.
Fort Eustis, Va., uses its railroad systm to train soliders on train operations.
Customers can trade in or recycle old electronics and receive money in return.
Using annual reports and other public information, the group measured fleet age, fuel consumption practices, carbon offsets, green building design, recycling programs and food items.
Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical Corporation pleaded guilty to 11 felony violations of Texas Water Code and will pay a $2.75 million fine.
Washington association recognizes the airline with a Recycler of the Year award.
The International Electronics Recycling Conference singled out Sprint for its leadership in recycling wireless handsets.
BLT Enterprises' Fremont, Calif., operation adds new layer of sustainability with the help of Solar Power Inc.
A University of Virginia doctoral candidate and an engineer use capacity factor analysis to determine the best way to implement a biogas cooking fuel system in Namawanga, Kenya.
- By Carla Saavedra
- May 25, 2010